AYEEEEEEEEE Everyone! So If you didn’t know, May 18th is Haitian Flag Day (see graphic above, lol)! To celebrate the day, A day late (Always tardy to the party, I seem to be), I wanted to provide a list of some Haitian Authors I know and love (& some that I have found out about)! The title of this post is me making a little use of the Haitian Kreyòl lessons I’ve done (shout out to my teacher Wynnie). Being that I’m half Haitian, I wanted to honor the day here on the blog in my bookish way! For the books I’ve written about here, those posts will be linked to the book title!

Your favorite Haitian yesterday
  • Ibi Zoboi
  • Carline Smothers
    • MMMMM! Soup Joumou! *Picture book*
  • Debbie Rigaud
    • Truly Madly Royally
    • Simone Breaks All The Rules (6/1/2021)
  • Ben Philippe
    • The Field Guide To The North American Teenager
    • Charming As A Verb
    • Sure, I’ll Be Your Black Friend *Adult*
  • Justine A. P. Louis
    • Luke Visits Jacmel (English) *Picture Book*
    • Luc Vizite Jakmèl (Kreyòl) *Picture Book*
  • Dimitry Elias Lèger
    • God Loves Haiti
  • Maika & Maritza Moulite
  • Blandine Jean
    • Chloè Celebrates Flag Day *Picture Book*
  • Roxane Gay
    • Ayiti *Adult*
    • An Untamed State *Adult*
  • Frantz Derenoncourt, Jr.
    • Haiti: The First Black Republic
  • Jinica Dauphin
    • Haitian Flag Day Fleurina’s Way *Picture Book*
  • Edwidge Danticat
    • Breath, Eyes, Memory *Adult*
    • Everything Inside *Adult*
    • Krik? Krak!
    • Untwine
    • The Royal Diaries: Anacaona Golden Flower *MG*
  • Saonha Lyrvoie Jean Baptiste
    • Prensès Maniya/Princess Maniya *Picture Book* (Kreyòl & English)
  • Angie Bell & Tico Armand
    • The Adventure Of Yaya Soup Joumou Lakay Grann Pola *Picture Book*

FYI, these aren’t ALL the works of these authors, especially Edwidge Danticat and Roxane Gay. Also, these aren’t ALL the Haitian Authors out there but just ones that I know of! I hope that you would decide to look up more Haitian authors & literature and that this serves as a jumping off point in your research!

While you are at it, go ahead and search for some Konpa and get with these vibes!

This wasn’t meant to be a long post but if you know of any other Haitian Authors, please feel free to drop their names & books in the comments! As always, I’m sending you tons of bookish love and wishing you happy reading! For more bookish banter, feel free to find and follow me on all of the social medias: Instagram @bookishgirlmagic, Twitter @bookishgrlmagic and Clubhouse @bookishgrlmagic where you can typically find me in book centered clubs/rooms. Until the next post… Bonswaaaaaaaaaaa!


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I’m reader who has a fierce love for books written by authors of color & belief in the importance of supporting them! My mission is to amplify their voices and work so this generation and all the others after them will have literature that will reflect them.

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